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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering

Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Engineering: Professional, Social and Ethical Dimensions is an introduction to the engineering profession. Students explore the process and collaborative nature of engineering, the theories and practice associated with creativity, critical thinking, and constructive interpersonal working relationships, the engineer’s role in society, and the impact of technology on society. The engineering design process, from recognition of a specific need to final production of a product, is introduced. Emphasis is placed on foundational theories for productively working in a team and for effective communication with technical and non-technical audiences. Students work in project teams to realize solutions to specific needs, providing opportunities for development of these personal skills and for learning how to create the technical documentation necessary to represent and communicate their solutions. (Fall Term Only) Two hours lecture each week. Two hours laboratory each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 , plus completion of MATH 124  or MATH 130  with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the engineering design process and the elements which comprise it, including recognition of a need, problem specification, conceptualization and design, modeling/simulation, test, redesign, and production. (PG2; GE1)
  2. Explain and apply foundational theories that contribute to effective work with other individuals and as a member of a project team. (PG4; GE1, GE2)
  3. Explain the role of the engineer in society and the professional and ethical obligations of the engineer. (PG5; GE7)
  4. Draw on diverse viewpoints to make informed choices about potential impacts on society (locally and globally) resulting from the development and use of engineering technology. (PG2, PG5; GE3, GE6, GE7)
  5. Successfully complete a design project applying engineering design concepts and using effective interpersonal skills. (PG4; GE2, GE3, GE4)
  6. Utilize basic computer-aided engineering tools in the design process to document and communicate the technical aspects of product development. (PG2; GE1, GE5)
  7. Present critical analyses based on research both in writing and in oral communication. (PG2; GE1)

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